Ritika Kumar

Scholar Community Development / Housing Legal Aid

Following graduation, Ritika Kumar will work at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Austin as a member of the housing team. She will assist clients in federally subsidized housing to defend against evictions and also work at the intersection of housing and environmental law on matters involving substandard housing conditions. Her work will be supported by a Texas Law Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship.

At Texas Law, Ritika was president of Texas Law Fellowships, a Teaching Quizmaster with the 1L writing program, and a Pro Bono Scholar with the Mithoff Pro Bono Program. She participated in the parole project during all three years of law school, and also volunteered for an array of pro bono projects, including driver’s license recovery, wills, and immigration. She participated in both the Environmental Clinic and the Housing Clinic.

After her 1L year, Ritika spent the summer working on disaster recovery and fair housing at Texas Appleseed in Austin. She spent the summer after her 2L year working as a summer associate at Social Finance, an impact finance and advisory nonprofit, in Boston. Over the school year, she worked remotely for Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a San Francisco based law firm, on issues in environmental, tribal and land use law.